Hatsugeiko
Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

Hatsugeiko

Join us for our annual Hatsugeiko training to welcome in the new year.

Class will begin at 10am with a brief meditation, followed by the Ki Musubi Kumitachi paired bokken kata. The second half will be open-handed training.

All are welcome and there is no extra fee for training.

See you in the new year!

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Winter 6-Week Beginners Course
Jan
20
to Feb 24

Winter 6-Week Beginners Course

Start your practice with this step-by-step, six-week introductory Aikido course.  The class meets Sundays from 3:00 - 4:15 pm.  

The goal of the beginners course is to give participants a chance to experience Aikido first-hand and to provide them the skills needed to continue in the general classes. 

The cost of the course is $95 per person, and anyone ages 12 and older is welcome. For younger students, learn more about our kids program. The cost of the course includes a uniform and a copy of The Art of Peace.

Payment for Adult Aikido Course:
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Claude Berthiaume Seminar
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Claude Berthiaume Seminar

Portsmouth Aikido is honored to host Claude Berthiaume, 7th dan, Shihan, for the first time. He is a Board Member of the United States Aikido Federation and a member of its Technical Committee.

Berthiaume Shihan studied closely with his mentor, Mitsunari Kanai Shihan, for many years. He founded Aikido De La Montagne in 1989, and is the head of the Kiyoikaze Iaido Federation.

Claude Berthiaume Seminar
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Turkey Burner Friday
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

Turkey Burner Friday

Join us for our annual Turkey Burner Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. After stuffing yourself with extra calories and spending possibly-too-much time with your family, come work it all off with this core-crunching, calorie-burning Aikido extravaganza.

Everyone is welcome — no extra charge. Be there or be square!

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Waterfall Misogi at Diana's Baths
Oct
8
9:00 AM09:00

Waterfall Misogi at Diana's Baths

Join us for our fourth annual Columbus day trip to Diana's Baths to perform waterfall misogi (purification practice). Enjoy a short hike out to the falls, have lunch on the rocks and get ready to step under a frigid mountain stream!

Friends and family are welcome. We will meet at the Exit 9 Park & Ride in Dover at 9am and carpool up from there.

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Fall 6-Week Adult Beginners Course
Sep
23
to Oct 28

Fall 6-Week Adult Beginners Course

Start your practice with this step-by-step, six-week introductory Aikido course.  The class meets Sundays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.  

The goal of the beginners course is to give participants a chance to experience Aikido first-hand and to provide them the skills needed to continue in the general classes. 

The cost of the course is $95 per person, and anyone ages 12 and older is welcome. For younger students, learn more about our kids program.

Join now and receive a FREE uniform!

Payment for Adult Aikido Course:
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Yoshi Shibata Seminar
Aug
10
to Aug 12

Yoshi Shibata Seminar

Join us for our eighth annual seminar with Yoshi Shibata, chief instructor of the UC Santa Cruz Aikido Dojo.

  • Friday evening from 4-7pm will be calligraphy.
  • Saturday from 10am-noon and 2:30-4:30pm will be Aikido.
  • Sunday from 10am-noon will be weapons.

Housing available - call 603-275-1262 or email info@portsmouthaikido.org

Space is limited. To secure your space, use the PayPal button below or mail a check.

We will be offering discounted rates (see below) online until July 31st or until the seminar is full.

Seminar payment
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Summer 6-Week Adult Beginners Course
Jun
24
to Jul 29

Summer 6-Week Adult Beginners Course

Start your practice with this step-by-step, six-week introductory Aikido course.  The class meets Sundays from 3:00 - 4:15 pm.  

The goal of the beginners course is to give participants a chance to experience Aikido first-hand and to provide them the skills needed to continue in the general classes. 

The cost of the course is $95 per person, and anyone ages 12 and older is welcome. For younger students, learn more about our kids program.

Join now and receive a FREE uniform!

Payment for Adult Aikido Course:
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Spring 6-Week Beginners Course
Apr
29
to Jun 3

Spring 6-Week Beginners Course

Start your practice with this step-by-step, six-week introductory Aikido course.  The class meets Sundays from 3:00 - 4:15 pm.  

The goal of the beginners course is to give participants a chance to experience Aikido first-hand and to provide them the skills needed to continue in the general classes. 

The cost of the course is $95 per person, and anyone ages 12 and older is welcome. For younger students, learn more about our kids program.

Join now and receive a FREE uniform!

Payment for Adult Aikido Course:

Payment for Adult Aikido Course:
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Kangeiko & In-House Seminar
Jan
28
to Feb 3

Kangeiko & In-House Seminar

Take your training to the next level with a week of kangeiko (intensive cold-weather training). For this special event, participants commit to training every day for a week in the middle of New England's coldest weather. 

The week culminates with an in-house seminar taught by our resident yudansha: Judy Ringer, Zach Nobel, Mardi Kidwell, and Doug & Sylwia Willcox. The seminar is free of charge and  will run from 10am to 2pm, followed by a potluck celebration.

Yuka calligraphy.jpg

As an added bonus, members who complete the week-long training will receive a custom calligraphy by Yuka Cass to celebrate their hard work and dedication. Members interested in participating should let Chief Instructor Aaron Cass know by email that they intend to complete the week.

The schedule will run as follows:

  • Sunday 1/28 - 4-5:15pm
  • Monday 1/29 - 5-6:30am (morning)
  • Tuesday 1/30 - 7-8:30pm
  • Wednesday 1/31 - 4:30-6pm
  • Thursday 2/1 - 7-8:30pm
  • Friday 2/2 - 5-6:30am (morning)
  • Saturday 2/3 - 10am-2pm followed by presentation of calligraphies and potluck party

 

頑張って Gambatte!

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David Halprin Seminar
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

David Halprin Seminar

Join us for our final seminar of 2017 with David Halprin, 7th dan, Shihan. 

This year Halprin Sensei celebrates his 40th year in Aikido, and we are delighted to have him joining us for another seminar in Portsmouth.

Classes will be from 10am-noon and 2-5pm. 

Use the link below to register online by credit card, or pay by cash or check at the dojo.

See you on the mat!

David Halprin Seminar Fee
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